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how i can close FTP port in windows XP

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hi
 i want to prevent  user from use  FTP port in windows XP how i can do that

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This MSKB article outlines how to block applications using Windows XP Firewall and TCP/IP filtering:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357

Hope this helps.

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This article should also help with filtering TCP/IP ports to block FTP:

http://homepages.wmich.edu/~mchugha/w2kfirewall.htm

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hi  gidds99
can i use mmc to do that and how only for FTP

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Use the 1st link provided and block TCP ports 20 and 21 - these are the ports used for FTP
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Are you wanting to block inbound or outbound ftp?

If inbound, the simplest way to block inbound is to remove the FTP service on your computer (if it exists). You'll want to use Windows Firewall to block inbound FTP connections if you for some reason want it running on the computer.

If you're talking about blocking out FTP, you need to perform TCP/IP filtering.  The above link to the wmuch.edu site will provide you with the steps to perform the filtering via configuration of the local system policy.  You can also accomplish it via

Control Panel -> Network Connections -> Local Area Connection -> Properties
Scroll to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), click Properties button -> Advanced button -> Options tab -> Properties button

You can enable port filtering here, but you need to explicitly define all allowed traffic so that the other stuff gets blocked out.  You'll have to do the same thing with the local system policy as outlined above.

Lastly, you could use some 3rd-part firewall software that will prevent certain executables from running or prevent certain types of outbound traffic  Some examples are:

http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/catalog/products/sku_list_za.jsp?dc=12bms&ctry=US&lang=en&lid=nav_za
http://www.digitalriver.com/dr/v2/ec_Main.Entry17C?SID=26412&SP=10023&CID=0&PID=253470&PN=1&V1=253470&CUR=840&DSP=&PGRP=0&ABCODE=&CACHE_ID=0
http://www.symantec.com/home_homeoffice/products/internet_security/npf2006/index.html
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Yes, as anil_u menations above I would also suggest that you follow the process outlined in the 1st link I provided above:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357

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hi all
thanks for all
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